News

Lords of Magic for Mac

Lords of Magic was a game which was on the border to be ported or not. It had some nasty bugs, but I am happy to inform it works great now :D Nice speed and a fix in the install wizard of GOG, which made some text invisible including the install/exit/launch buttons. In short a full fix of the game! If you don’t have it, yet  get it now!

Changes:
–  Speed fix to perfect :)
– Fix GOG install wizard

Download the new wrapper up here…

Caesar IV gameplay + video tutorial!

Paulthetall.com/Porting Kit doesn’t stand still. Wrapper updates, video tutorials and new games are added all the time. Most updates are quiet ones. But we are try ing to add as much video tutorials as well to make it as easy as possible for the users to follow the simple steps to install their Windows games in their Mac! And one popular one is Caesar IV!

Check out this game page + install tutorial up here…

Gwent for Mac

As mentioned in our previous post we reached the milestone with our first 64bit game port! And yes, that is “Gwent”! Gwent is a fully 64 bit game and now available for Mac using Porting Kit and GOG Galaxy! Simply download the free game in Porting Kit (which is the 64bit version of GOG Galaxy) and there login with your account and get the free  Gwent and download and play!

Game Description:
Play your cards right and manage a three-row battle formation as you unleash your hand over a best-of-three series of rounds. With heroes, spells and special abilities that dramatically turn the tide of battle, deception and clever tricks will be necessary parts of your arsenal.

Play this game using Porting Kit up here…

Gwent for Mac

GOG Galaxy is up and running again and 64bit version as well!

Great news! With the latest Wine staging + a tweak we made GOG Galaxy alive and kicking again! Yep, the latest version is working and I updated the existing GOG Galaxy wrapper with the fix and works very nice. GOG Galaxy is has still a few small bugs from which one is that at startup it says it couldn’t update, which s not an issue because you are already running the latest version.

Whats very important and a milestone on Porting Kit and Paulthetall.com is the first 64bit application is reality!! Yes we made a 64bit GOG Galaxy port where you can experiment with 64bit games. One is already  working “Gwent” (for which we will make a separate post). So yes we are all excited! Please let us know your positive 64bit game results so we can check and add these games to the database as well.

Get the GOG Galaxy (32bit) and GOG Galaxy (64bit) here… and here…

Medal of Honor Warchest Wrapper update With Multiplayer fix + Widescreen Utility!

And here another extensive video tutorial about Medal of Honor Warchest, which has been updated in Porting Kit. In this video I explain the total install process from scratch to end using Porting Kit including the Widescreen Utility (to adjust resolution to widescreen resolution like 1920×1080) and the long awaited Multiplayer fix!! As you all may know, Gamespy stopped supplying support for game servers, so mohreborn took over that job, and now there are over 300 game servers available again! So where are you waiting for? Get the game from GOG, install it in Porting Kit and play! And maybe we will meet (Paulthetall) some time in one of the multiplayer rooms! Enjoy!

Check the Medal of Honor Game page up here…

Red Alert 2 Porting Kit video tutorial + many more!

On request we made past weeks dozens of instruction videos to make people more familiar with Porting Kit. The Porting Kit is out of itself quite easy to use, but to embrace the new comers, we made video tutorials where the game gets installed from scratch into Porting Kit. Because Red Alert 2 is one of the most popular ones, I made a very clear install tutorial (see below) which can of course also be found in the port itself.

Besides Red Alert 2 we created over 25 other video install tutorials for like: Grand Theft Auto 2, Anno 1602 and Commandos 2 and Commandos 3 and many more!

We will add many more videos coming time so if you have any requests, mail it to us so we can prioritize the creation of the videos.

Kingdoms and Castles released for Mac and Linux

Lion Shield just released released a new city builder game on GOG.com called: Kingdoms and Castles! It has much from Banished  and other city builder games like Anno 1503 in combination with “blocky” graphics. Kingdoms and Castles is priced $9,99 on GOG, and has high ratings of user reviews, so it looks promising. Check out the trailer below for some game-play and a first impression.

Game Description:
Your kingdom must survive a living and dangerous world. Do the viking raiders make off with your villagers? Or are they stopped, full of arrows, at the castle gates? Does a dragon torch your granary, your people dying of starvation in the winter, or are you able to turn the beast back? The success of your kingdom depends solely on your skill as a city and castle planner.

Get this Mac game on GOG.com up here…

Tangledeep for Mac & Linux released on GOG.com

Tangledeep for Mac & Linux has been released on GOG.com! “For hundreds of years, people have lived in the safety of underground settlements and villages – where the only route to the surface is “Tangledeep,” a mysterious and ever-changing labyrinth. With memories of the surface world long forgotten, you set out for the labyrinth to discover what lies above…” Although the game is still under development, it has a launch discount of -10% for a week, putting a total price tag on $11,99. Check out the trailer below for some visuals.

Game Description:
Tangledeep combines the 16-bit graphics and polish of classic SNES-era RPGs with elements from roguelikes and dungeon crawlers to create a magical experience for players of all skill levels. Trapped in underground villages with no memory of the world at the surface, you must survive an ever-changing labyrinth to discover what lies above. Experience rich, tactical, turn-based gameplay as you explore a sprawling dungeon that’s different each time you play. Tangledeep features a customizable job system and hundreds of collectible items that allow you to approach each playthrough in a totally new way!

Get this Mac game on GOG.com up here…

All Steam games fixed!

All Steam games fixed!

Great news! In follow-up of the recent incident in the steam client after their latest update which broke the Steam client in all  the game wrappers in Porting Kit. We now fixed all Steam games past 2 days. So all Steam games have an updated wrapper available in Porting Kit now. If you have Crossover, the problem is fixed as well in their latest update. See also previous blog post.

How do I implant the fix for my Steam game?
The fix is in the updated wrapper in Porting Kit. So you have to trash your non-working Steam game wrapper in Porting Kit and have to re-install the game by searching the game on the server tab (refresh the list first using the refresh button) which will be marked “new” (if you check today :P, after 2 days that stamp will be automatically be removed in Porting Kit) and then install it again. Saved games might get lost in this process. Also because we needed to update the Wine version to the latest version, the game may improve speed and stability. It also may occur because of the Wine version change that in a few occasions the game may run into some issues, it previously didn’t had. If that’s the case, notify us immediately so we can take a look into the problem and fix it.

This “fix” method is only for people who had the Steam wrapper already installed before the Steam update problem occurred. If you install the game for first time, then the Steam game will just work right away as attended. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we depend on Wine and we don’t have control over the changes/updates Steam/Uplay/Origin do in their game clients which may break the client in Wine. We can only try to fix it as soon as we can when they occur.

The Porting Kit/Paulthetall.com team.

Crossover 16.2.5 released with Steam fix. 

Good news for the Crossover users. Codeweavers released an update (V16.2.5of their Crossover product which fixes the Steam issue + a few other things. So if you have Crossover and you have Steam, apps installed, then those apps should run again without problems after update. Find below the latest changes:

16.2.5 CrossOver – July 12, 2017

  • Application Support:
    • Fixed a bug which caused Steam to crash on startup.
    • Fixed a bug which caused Heroes of Might and Magic to freeze on startup.
    • Fixed a bug which caused certain Excel 2013 documents to load very slowly.

If you don’t own Crossover yet, and are interested, then try Crossover for 14 days up here…

Page 8 of 132« First...45678910111213...Last »